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Austin Acting Classes 
Acting Training Specifically for You


Beginner Series
Designed for the beginning acting student or the student who has had some acting experience but no formal training
Each class is 5 weeks
The cost is $175 per class
Classes are limited to 8 students; the minimum is 3 students
A fifteen minute phone interview is required for acceptance


Beginning Acting I – Preparing the Actor’s Instrument  
Tuesday evenings, 6pm-8pm, Sept. 9-Oct. 7th, $175 

This 5-week fundamentals course will introduce the beginning acting student to the foundational tools for acting: relaxation, concentration, sense memory, movement and cold reading technique. Every class will begin with a guided relaxation, move into exercises for the development of concentration and sense memory and culminate in improvisational movement. During the second half of class, students will explore cold readings using a breathing technique to open the imagination and access impulsive behavior (based on HOW TO STOP ACTING, by Harold Guskin).

Beginning Acting II – The Elements of Action
Tuesday evenings, 6pm-8pm, Oct. 14th-Nov. 11th, $175
Prerequisite: Beginning Acting I

This 5-week fundamentals course will introduce the beginning acting student to the elements of action. Building upon the tools learned in Beginning Acting I, the first half of class will consist of relaxation, concentration, sensory memory, movement, and culminate with the exploration of action (based on THE STANISLAVSKI SYSTEM by Sonia Moore). Cold reading techniques using short scenes may be practiced in the second half.


Intermediate Series
Designed for the student who has completed the Beginners Series or has had some formal training
Each class is 5 weeks
The cost is $175 per class
Classes are limited to 8 students; the minimum is 3 students
If you are new to the school, a phone interview is required

Intermediate Acting I - Script Analysis: the Monologue
Thursday evenings, 6pm-8pm, September 11-Oct. 9, $175
Prerequisite: Beginning Acting I & II or previous acting training 

For those students who have had some acting training and want to sharpen their script analysis tools. In class, students will learn the 8 steps of script analysis and perform a monologue from a classic play (based on FINE ON ACTING by Howard Fine).

Intermediate Acting II - Script Analysis: Scenes
Thursday evenings, 6pm-8pm, Oct. 16-Nov. 13, $175
Prerequisite: Intermediate Acting I or previous acting training 

For those students who have had some acting training and want to analyze and perform a scene from a film. 

Ongoing Scene Study
Saturday mornings, 11am-1pm
Admittance by personal interview only.

Private Lessons 
Admittance by personal interview only.









Qualities I am looking for in a student:
1) wants to be an actor
2) is hard-working and committed
3) is willing to rehearse outside of class
4) values acting training
5) is self-aware
6) is emotionally accessible
7) has a vivid imagination
8) is sensitive and perceptive
9) is willing to be "foolish"
10) comes to class on time and prepared
11) You are 18 years old or older

​A fifteen minute interview is required for consideration into the program.
Amber DuPuy
Director and Coach of Austin Acting Classes